Locust Grove has the 3331st largest population in the United States. The population grew by 6.9% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Locust Grove is part of the Atlanta metro area. Unemployment in the Atlanta area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Atlanta has the 10th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Locust Grove is below average at $49,430, and the median cost of a home in Locust Grove is $99,200, which is below the national average. 17% of workers in Locust Grove hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 76% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Locust Grove. 83% of Locust Grove workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Locust Grove spend an average of 30 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.